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  • The White Album
    The White Album (English, Paperback) Joan Didion

    First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era?including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and the shopping mall?through the lens of her own spiritual confusion, Joan Didion helped to define mass culture as we now understand it. Written with a commanding sureness of tone and linguistic...

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  • Carrying the Fire
    Carrying the Fire (English, Paperback) Michael Collins

    The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events of our lifetime. This book conveys the drama and beauty of that adventure.


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  • The Pout-Pout Fish
    The Pout-Pout Fish (English, Board book) Deborah Diesen

    Lets you swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading "dreary-wearies" isn't really his destiny. In this title, bright ocean colours and playful rhyme come together to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.

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  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love
    I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Paperback) Maurene Goo

    Desi Lee never had a B in her entire life.But-- she's a disaster in romance, and her botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she's applied to everything else in her life.

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  • The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting
    The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting (English, Paperback) Paul Raeburn, Kevin Zollman

    Through smart case studies of game theory in action, Raeburn and Zollman reveal how parents and children devise strategies, where those strategies go wrong, and what we can do to help raise happy and savvy kids while keeping the rest of the family happy too.

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  • Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
    Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (English, Paperback) Anne Fadiman

    A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants, members of the Hmong tribe, whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter came into conflict with doctors' methods.

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  • Annie on My Mind
    Annie on My Mind (English, Paperback) Nancy Garden

    This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings....

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  • The Animator's Survival Kit
    The Animator's Survival Kit (English, Paperback) Richard Williams

    "A manual of methods, principles and formulas for classical, computer, games, stop motion and internet animators"--Cover.

    $31.75 $35.00
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  • The Savage
    The Savage (English, Paperback) Frank Bill

    The Savage presents the bone-chilling vision of an America where power is the only currency and nothing guarantees survival. And it presents Bill at his most ambitious, most eloquent, most powerful.

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  • Tales from Ovid
    Tales from Ovid (English, Paperback) Ted Hughes

    A powerful version of the Latin classic by England's late Poet Laureate, now in paperback.When it was published in 1997, Tales from Ovid was immediately recognized as a classic in its own right, as the best rering of Ovid in generations, and as a major book in Ted Hughes's oeuvre. The Metamorphoses of Ovid stands with the works of Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton as a classic of world poetry;...

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  • Avid Reader
    Avid Reader (English, Hardback) Robert Gottlieb

    ln Avid Reader, Gottlieb writes with wit and candor about succeeding William Shawn as the editor of The New Yorker, and the challenges and satisfactions of running America's preeminent magazine. Sixty years after joining Simon and Schuster, Gottlieb is still at it - editing, anthologising, and, to his surprise, writing.

    $25.06 $28.00
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  • Table Manners
    Table Manners (English, Hardback) Jeremiah Tower

    Table Manners is an entertaining and practical guide to manners for everyone and every occasion. Whether you are a guest at a potluck or the host of a dinner party, a patron of your local bar or an invitee at a state dinner, this book tells you exactly how to behave: what to talk about, what to wear, how to eat.

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  • The Wall
    The Wall (English, Hardback) Peter Sis

    Annotated illustrations, maps, and dreamscapes explore how the artist-author's life was shaped while growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, in a powerful graphic memoir.

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  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem
    Slouching Towards Bethlehem (English, Paperback) Joan Didion

    Collects essays on such diverse topics as John Wayne, the Haight-Asbury culture, and the Newport mansions.

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  • Everyone Loves Bacon
    Everyone Loves Bacon (English, Hardback) Kelly DiPucchio, Eric Wight

    Sure, everyone loves Bacon-until Bacon's popularity goes right to his head. He's so busy soaking up the attention from his fans, that he soon forgets the important things in life, like friendship and family. How will things end for our deliciously crispy hero?

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  • All My Friends Are Fast Asleep
    All My Friends Are Fast Asleep (English, Hardback) David Weinstone

    A little boy who can't fall asleep gets help from his animal friends in this picture book from popular "kindie rocker" David Weinstone?with a musical version of the text available as a free download.

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  • A New Friend for Sparkle
    A New Friend for Sparkle (English, Hardback) Amy Young

    In A Unicorn Named Sparkle, Lucy found out that the unicorn she thought she didn't want was the exact right unicorn for her. In this new story, Lucy makes a new friend and Sparkle is worried that means she doesn't care about him anymore. What happens when two's company but three's a crowd?

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  • Doomed to Succeed
    Doomed to Succeed (English, Paperback) Dennis Ross

    In Doomed to Succeed, Dennis Ross takes us through every administration from Truman's to Obama's, throwing into dramatic relief each president's attitude toward Israel and the region, the often tumultuous debates between key advisers, and the events that drove the policies and at times led to a shift in approach.

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  • The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark
    The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark (English, Hardback) Deborah Diesen

    Mr. Fish and all his friends...

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  • Pout-Pout Fish Wipe Clean Dot to Dot
    Pout-Pout Fish Wipe Clean Dot to Dot (English, Paperback) Deborah Diesen

    Starting with simple line practice, and progressing from puzzle paths to tracing objects, young learners can work on pen control and develop their fine motor skills as they have fun with Mr. Fish and all of his friends.

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